Grow Your Idea

Our ‘Grow Your Idea’ programme helps you to get focused, create and test out your enterprise idea.  It’s a stress free, jargon busting, confidence boosting, friendly environment that will make your business, social enterprise or charity start up journey effective and fun as well! You don’t have to think of yourself as an entrepreneur, you just have to have a passion for solving a social or environmental problem and a determination to overcome your obstacles.

The sessions are facilitated by Ann Nkune, founder of Bloomsbury Beginnings CIC and hosted in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings of Calthorpe Community Garden, a closed loop demonstration site and green oasis in the heart of Kings Cross.

If you have a 1-3 year old you can book them in to Calthorpe’s lovely on site creche for a creative play session while you learn (subject to availability, additional charge applies), and under 1s are welcome in the session

Course Fee: £250

What will you get?

Two 1:1 ‘how to’ introductory training sessions to help you prepare for the course using the ‘hedgehog concept’ and ‘lean canvas’ tools.  There are also group taster sessions available (no creche)
Six face to face workshops to develop and test your business model (maximum group size of 8) at the Calthorpe Community Garden
On-line Q&As with our legal and finance experts
Catch up 1:1s if you can’t make a session or would like some extra support
Access to experts, advisers and collaborators from the Bloomsbury Beginnings’ network
A peer group of entrepreneurs and professionals to support, motivate and keep you accountable.  They’re often your future customers, champions, collaborators and partners too
Your professional experience valued we recognise your expertise, and create a forum to help you share that with confidence
On-site creche for your little ones to enjoy (additional charge applies)
A beautiful garden and co-working cafe/workspace to relax and network before and after the session
Private Whatsapp and Facebook groups
Time for you to step back and focus on your business

Spring 2020 Programme: Tuesday 14 January – Tuesday 18 February 10.30-1pm 

Course Fee: £250 

Course Brochure

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As a social enterprise, we offer a limited number of bursary places on our courses to people on a low income with ideas which tackle significant social, economic or environmental problems. Please contact for further details

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